The Nokia 7 Plus is the first smartphone by Nokia to come with a modern looking bezel-less display and ready to take the mid-range smartphone market in India head-on. The phone, however, lacked something most smartphones from 2017 did: Dual VoLTE support. This is about to change with a software update.
To recall, this feature was lacking from smartphones because of limitations with the processor. The Nokia 7 Plus features a Snapdragon 660 processor which is not subject to this problem. Despite that, the offering from Nokia could only run one SIM with VoLTE at a time. To give you a better understanding, you could only run one Jio SIM at a time. Once you pop in another Jio SIM, it would fail to work.
With India being a market where dual-SIM phones are more than just a requirement coupled with the boom of Jio in the telecom market, the feature will soon become mandatory.
The Nokia 7 Plus is a great phone, overall but this missing trait was quickly noticed by most tech reviewers, including Siddhartha Sharma which grabbed the attention of Nokia executives. Following this, Juho Sarvikas, Chief Product Officer of HMD Global tweeted that the phone will receive an update to fix this.
— Siddhartha Sharma (@SidnChips) May 3, 2018
There is no official timeline on how soon this update will roll out yet, but we sure hope so that it comes out soon enough. If you happen to be facing this problem and are looking for a phone that can address this, you can check out the Redmi Note 5 Pro, Zenfone Max Pro M1 and the Honor View 10.